Everyone has guilty pleasures, right? Some folks like extra corny music. Some folks like pig feet or some crazy food. My #1 guilty pleasure is reality tv, but not like The Real World or Dancing with the Stars or even American Idol. I LOVE shows like A Baby Story, The First 48, Bringing Home Baby, Snapped and pretty much anything else on TLC and A&E. You know the shows where there’s just a camera following folks around – totally unscripted. It borders on obsession.
Here’s the thing, I’ve been addicted to A Baby Story for forever. I don’t know when it started, but I remember being in school and making sure I was in front of the television at 2pm and 2:30pm to watch it. I’m still doing just that. And it’s such a gross show! I mean, you watch these poor women scream and shout and curse and push out these yucky babies. I guess it’s the miracle of life, but man…I get all caught up. I’m talking about counting with the doctors and holding my breath as the moms push. But I don’t realize I’m doing it at the time. Not until they stop pushing and I’m out of breath does it register. lol
Bringing Home Baby is like the 36 hours after A Baby Story. I think I like getting a sneak peek into people’s lives. I dunno. But The First 48 is something serious. There are always 2 homicides being investigated and you follow the cops during (you guessed it) the first 48 hours because the chances of solving a case are severely diminished after the first 2 days following.
So…that’s my #1 guilty pleasure, reality tv on the idiot box.